Brianne Leary

Brianne Banigan Leary (born July 28, 1957)[1][2] is an American actress and inventor. She co-hosted the Disney Channel's second season of Walt Disney World Inside Out with George Foreman and J.D. Roth. She also hosted Animal Planet's Petsburgh USA.

Brianne Leary
Brianne Banigan Leary

(1957-07-28) July 28, 1957
OccupationActress, host
Years active1978present

Her mother was the Assistant City Editor for the Arizona Daily Star and she is cousin to writer Timothy Leary.

When in High School at Canyon Del Oro - in Tucson, Arizona - she was a gymnastics champion, finishing in the top three at the State Championship in 1974.

She first appeared on television as a contestant on Match Game '76. She won several games over the four episodes in which she appeared, earning a total of $9,050. She came back to the show three years later as a celebrity panelist, becoming the only person to appear on the 1970s incarnation as both a contestant and a panelist.

Her first acting role came as nurse Susan Ames in the series Baa Baa Black Sheep (1977–1978). She later had a recurring role as Officer Sindy Cahill in the second season of CHiPs (1978–1979), before guest appearing in various shows, including Buck Rogers in the 25th Century; The Fall Guy; Simon & Simon; No Soap, Radio; as Russian gymnast Tania in The Paper Chase episode "A Case of Detente" in 1979; and 1st & Ten. She also made an appearance in a Battle of the Network Stars V in November 1978 and Battle of the Network Stars VI in May 1979.

In 1996, she created a Canadian children's TV show, Stickin' Around, with Robin Steele.

In 2007, Leary received a patent for her "portable device for cleaning an animal's paw" product, Pet Plunger.[3]



  1. "Brianne Leary". Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  2. "Patent US7302915 - Portable device for cleaning an animal's paw - Google Patents". Retrieved 2012-02-14.

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